Jay Alders Art and Images (non-surf)
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The art and artistry of Jay Alders.
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Lying By Moonlight posted by jayalders August 02, 2007, 10:10:16 PM 367
I really dig distorting reality in my painting, but not just for the sake of it.  I had this image of passion in my mind and wanted to portray it in a way where you can just feel the tension and tightening of the musculature.

This painting has a lot of meaning to me.  It was a real challenge getting this right, but I am pretty stoked on how it came out.

(Prints are available:

12? x 36?
Oil on Canvas
(c) 2007 Alders
Inspiration by Jaimie Nicole posted by jayalders August 02, 2007, 10:13:11 PM 372
I wanted to combine realism with surrealism and make the viewer feel the imagery.

This was one of my successful creations to do so.

Oil on Canvas
Beach Girl posted by jayalders August 02, 2007, 10:16:02 PM 347
I wanted to capture the softness of the female form and of the hazy summer sun.  To me, the beauty of a woman's body rivals the beauty of the ocean, so to combine them , seems natural to me.

I wanted this woman to look confident, yet relaxed and meditative.  I try to not objective women in my paintings, rather glorify them.

I painting this in 2003

Prints are available from
Oil on Canvas
(C)2007 Alders
A Girl posted by jayalders August 02, 2007, 10:20:48 PM 354
At the time, I was hanging out with a chick who's name started with A...a Blonde....and sometimes I just like to challenge myself.  I said to myself "Jay, how can you paint a sexy woman to fit in the shape of the letter A?"..Now, Im not saying this is a normal thing to say to youself, but it worked out awesome.

If you look closer, there is a voyeur in the door and a reflection in the mirror. I think doing these little extra things really gives character to a painting

Oil on Canvas
24? x 36?
Back to Me posted by jayalders August 02, 2007, 10:23:41 PM 359
Rather than going into meanings with this, I prefer having people make their own meanings.  I have heard them all, and some are partially correct and some are way off. But with art, its what it means to you.

This painting and title have many meanings to me, some good, some bad.  It's huge (50? x 70?) and took me over a year to complete it, working on it here and there when I felt inspired. When I finished it, just on time for an art show, I knew it was complete.

Oil on Canvas , prints available
Lemons and Egg posted by jayalders August 02, 2007, 10:25:58 PM 348
Sometimes as an artist, you just want to practive technique and have a model that doesn't move.  I find the structural lines of natures creations to be fascinating.


Oil on Canvas
27? x 34?
(C)2007 Alders

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Depression of Love posted by jayalders August 02, 2007, 10:29:03 PM 367
The title says it all.  I painted this in 1993 after my first broken heart.  It seemed like the blue period I was going through was the end of the world. be young and stupid.

Though this was made so long ago with less knowledge and skills, I have gotten so much attention and press from this.  It was published in a book when I was just out of college, on the cover of a UK journal and NYC book.  Goes to show that passion and suffering sell :)

Prints available
Oil on Canvas, 16? x 20
The Rebirth of Angelic Intentions posted by jayalders August 02, 2007, 10:34:40 PM 369
This painting was started in 1997 and I stopped it and put it aside because I didn't have the skill to know how to finish it properly and I was more of a start and don't finish kinda' guy then.

8 years later, I felt that it was time to finish. I didn't want inspirations to go undone. So in 2005 I took it from a monochromatic underpainting to where it is now.  The story and inspiration for this is too long and deep to go into now.

Oil on Canvas

Prints available :
Embrace posted by jayalders August 02, 2007, 10:40:31 PM 400
I sketched this out while my mind was in the trees.

It was my first and most successful painting at the time in 2000, which captured an evolving style of figurative painting.

If you look at her body, perhaps you'll see some subliminal imagery.

Is this painting a fantasy of him? Or is she real?  

Oil on canvas
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